Additional information about this, Barry McGuire vinyl art.
Barry McGuire – The Artist
Barry McGuire (born 1935) is an American singer-songwriter. He is known for the hit song “Eve of Destruction”, and later as a pioneering singer and songwriter of contemporary Christian music.
Eve of Destruction – The Song
Eve of Destruction is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known recording was by Barry McGuire.The song references social issues of its period, including the Vietnam War, the draft, the threat of nuclear war, the Civil Rights Movement, turmoil in the Middle East, and the American space program. The American media helped popularise the song by using it as an example of everything that was wrong with the youth of that time. Due to its controversial lyrics, some American radio stations, “claiming it was an aid to the enemy in Vietnam”, banned the song. The song was also criticised by conservatives. It was also banned by some British radio stations.
The US Soldier – The Shape
This record is modelled into the silhouette of a crouching US Vietnam Soldier holding an assault rifle. This piece was inspired by the the US TV Show ‘Tour of Duty.’ Tour of Duty is an American military drama television series based on events in the Vietnam War, broadcast on CBS. The series ran for three seasons, 1987, to 1990, for a total of 58 one-hour episodes. The show was created by Steve Duncan and L. Travis Clark and produced by Zev Braun. The show follows an American infantry platoon on a tour of duty during the Vietnam War. It was the first television series to regularly show Americans in combat in South Vietnam and was one of several similarly themed series to be produced in the wake of the acclaimed Oliver Stone film Platoon (1986).
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